Scientist/Engineer Rule 1: A company’s long-term probability of sustaining profit is inversely proportional to the number of MBAs on staff.
beancounters are necessary but should be kept few in number and locked away in a closet in the basement.
once they are given control of a company you know the end is near
Speaking as a scientist with a no-Ivy League MBA, which I completed 20 years ago in the evening after work part-time, it definitely opened doors.
It often subtly telegraphed to potential employers and clients alike that they were speaking with someone who understood that we were all in the "business of science," and that one could put the business hat on in a way to make the creative science we were doing, profitable -- not just a hole in the investors' pockets.
Only four years after completing the MBA I opened my own consulting firm and have never looked back in the 17 years since.
If Romney had won, and the floodgates of the $-trillions of private investment that still sits on the sidelines was unleashed into the US economy, the demand for accomplished, diversified MBAs would be shooting through the roof.
We'd all be reading a very different article.